MCG Councilor R S Rathi said “I can say nothing on this. MCG has not yet taken over Raahgiri. It is just organising it till the time the organisers get all the documents. It is because of the jealousy that MCG is being blamed. Raahgiri also causes inconvenience to the people as it blocks service roads and there is no way through. Can say nothing about Raahgiri's future.”
Raahgiri, a first of its kind in India which began on March 9, has seen much success, but now it is expected to lose all its riches to the tussle between MCG and the organizers. The reason is still not known and it is blurry as some say that the MCG has taken over Raahgiri, whereas the others say that it is not possible for the MCG to take such significant step instantly.
Raahgiri, which promotes active commuting and an eco-friendly mode of transport, came under the scanner of the administration after the MCG sent notices to the organizers, seeking copies of the approved permissions and account details. The organizers, for the time being, have decided to skip the event until all necessary permissions required for hosting it are procured, as was mentioned in Raahgiri website.